Laurent Devoize

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Trigeminal neuropathic pain is due to lesion or dysfunction of the nervous system. Dynamic mechanical allodynia is a widespread symptom of neuropathic pain for which mechanisms are still poorly understood. Recent studies demonstrate that forebrain neurons, including neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) are important for the perception of acute and(More)
The organization of efferent projections from the spinal trigeminal nucleus oralis (Sp5O) to the spinal cord in the rat was studied using the anterograde tracer Phaseolus vulgaris leucoagglutinin. Sp5O projections to the spinal cord are restricted to the cervical cord. No labeled terminal can be detected in the thoracic and lumbar cord. The organization of(More)
Bone cancer pain is a common and disruptive symptom in cancer patients. In cancer pain animal models, massive reactive astrogliosis in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord has been reported. Because astrocytes may behave as driving partners for pathological pain, we investigated the temporal development of pain behavior and reactive astrogliosis in a rat bone(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy and the safety of the association, paracetamol, opium prepared and caffeine, in two different dosages as compared to the conventional analgesic tramadol hydrochloride, on acute postoperative dental pain. METHODS We conducted a randomised, double-blind, multicentre, parallel-group(More)
Conditioned pain modulation (CPM) (ie, diffuse noxious inhibitory controls) is characterized by reduced perception of pain caused by intense pain in a remote body area. The conditioning stimuli used to trigger CPM causes pain, but also important cardiovascular responses. Higher blood pressure has been associated with reduced pain sensitivity. Descending(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms of adaptation to tonic pain are not elucidated. We hypothesized that the adaptability to tonic pain is related to the cardiovascular system. METHODS Twenty-six subjects received over two sessions in a random order: tonic cold (7 ± 0.2 °C) and heat pain (47.5 ± 0.5 °C) on the hand for 5 min. Pain intensity, blood pressure (BP),(More)
OBJECTIVES This prospective study examined the relationship between resting blood pressure (BP; primary outcome), demographic features of patients, anatomical characteristics of the extracted teeth, surgery variables (secondary outcomes), and acute postsurgical pain in patients undergoing tooth extraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Standardized surgery was(More)
Nitric oxide donors are known to produce headache in healthy as well as migraine subjects, and to induce extracephalic cutaneous hypersensitivity in rodents. However, little is known on the effect of nitric oxide donors on cephalic cutaneous sensitivity. Combining behavioral, immunohistochemical, and in vivo electrophysiological approaches, this study(More)
This study examined the effect of the sympathetic activation with the head-up tilt test (HUT) on electrocutaneous pain in 56 young normotensive volunteers. Systolic arterial blood pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial blood pressure (DAP), heart rate (HR), sensory and pain thresholds to electrocutaneous stimulation were measured 30s before (in supine(More)
Central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) is a benign tumor that may be subdivided in a non-aggressive form and an aggressive form. In aggressive forms, tumor size and high recurrence risk need large surgical resections. In order to minimize surgical morbidity, especially in children, medical treatments acting on the tumor proliferation are currently being(More)